Mumbai students top ICSE, ISC examinations

Proud moment: Swayam Das, who stood first in ICSE exam with his parents at St. Mary’s ICSE School .  

Mumbai: Students from Mumbai have won top spots in the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) Class X and Indian School Certificate (ISC) exams, results for which were announced on Monday. Swayam Das from St. Mary’s ICSE School, Koparkhairane, stood first with a score of 99.40% while Abhijnan Chakraborty and Tansa Shah topped the Class XII ISC exams securing 99.50% each, sharing the top rank with five others across India.

An elated Das said, “Studying has always been fun for me. I never compete against anybody and am very active in sports and extra-curricular activities. I was hoping to be one of the school toppers but an all-India rank was honestly never my aim.”

About his plans, the 16-year-old said, “Class X is pretty early to decide about life goals but I am sure about getting into research. For now, I will opt for the Science stream.”

Sharda Kalidas, Swayam’s class teacher, said the school was expecting the result. “We are extremely happy and proud. What makes me even more proud is Swayam’s behaviour; he is a down-to-earth boy. He has always been a rank holder, even at the State Olympiad. At the same time, he is hard-working and humble.”

Swayam’s father, Sanjib Das said, “We had such an expectation from him and we are glad he fulfilled it. Swayam has always been a hard worker and I am sure will continue to be.”

Anokhi Mehta from Jamnabai Narsee School, who secured the second rank in the ICSE exam with 99.20%, was in China when results were announced. Zeenat Bhojaboy, principal, Jamnabai Narsee School, said, “We are elated. But we always knew she would top because she was a high scorer from the beginning.”

Sarthak Mittal, 15, a Santacruz resident, bagged an all-India third rank at 99.0%. “I enjoy studying as much as I enjoy playing out in the open and maybe I was able to score more than I ever expected because I was never overstressed,” he said. Sarthak’s father, A.K Mittal, said, “Sarthak has always been a studious child. We are extremely grateful to the school and all his teachers who have helped him through this.”

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